Budget Talk for Sports Turf Managers
Tom Barry CSFM, Greens Farms Academy, Greens Farms, CT
& Carl Samuelson, Town of Newtown Parks & Recreation, Newtown, CT
Tom Barry and Carl Samuelson talk about how they successfully manage their budgets in two very different sports field environments: K-12 Private School and Municipal Parks & Recreation.
In this candid conversation, Tom and Carl draw on years of experience in the private and public sectors. The webinar is jam-packed with valuable advice on data collection, record-keeping, increasing efficiencies, building trust with money managers, and more. You’ll take away forward-thinking insight and practical tips on how to better manage your facility’s budgeting process.
About our speakers
Tom Barry, CSTM
Greens Farms Academy
Tom Barry’s career encompasses the scope of the sports turf industry including grounds crew, golf course management, and landscape construction – all of which brought him to the position he holds today as Grounds Manager at Greens Farms Academy in Westport, CT.
At Greens Farms, Tom has developed successful, environmentally sensitive management programs for both turf and landscape plants on campus. Most notably, he led the academy to achieve STMA’s Environmental Facility Certificate in 2018. A Certified Sports Turf Manager, Tom was named NESTMA’s Sports Turf Manager of the Year in 2020.
Town of Newtown, Connecticut
For more than 20 years, Carl Samuelson has served as Park Superintendent for the Town of Newtown, Connecticut.
Carl’s drive to raise facility standards through the adoption of best practices, technology and thinking out the box has given him a broad range of experience to share. His accomplishments in raising standards and sustainably managing growth to accommodate the needs of the Newtown community are noteworthy.